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Mission Statement
To ensure that the Scottsdale Unified School District is a safe place to learn and work.


  • Provide a safe and healthy educational environment for our student population.
  • Provide a safe and healthy work place for all District employees.
  • Provide safe facilities for those visiting our sites and campuses. 
  • Reduce property, liability and workers’ compensation losses. 
  • Foster and promote a positive safety culture throughout the District.

Please fax all court documents, correspondence from attorneys, or subpoenas to:
Michelle G. Marshall, General Counsel, at 480-484-6237
Please follow up with a phone call.

Request for Public Records
Outside Links:
 AZ School Boards Association
 AZ Administrative Code
 Child Protective Services
 AZ Dept. of Education
 National School Boards Assoc.
 ​​​​​​​AZ Interscholastic Athletics
 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Procurement Code
 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​AZ Revised Statutes

Recent Policy Changes

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To date, the following policies have been approved by the Governing Board and updated:

Policy Policy Name Date(s) of Adoption
by Governing Board Approval
A District Mission, Goals, and Beliefs February 10, 2009 &
September 11, 2012
BBAA Board Member Authority & Responsibilities February 3, 2009
BBBA Board Member Qualifications March 3, 2009
BBBC Board Member Resignation March 3, 2009
BBBD Board Member Removal From Office March 3, 2009
BBBE Unexpired Term Fulfillment March 3, 2009
BDB Board Officers March 2, 2010
BDF  Advisory Committees March 3, 2009
BDH  Board Consultants March 3, 2009
BEDBA Agenda Preparation & Dissemination March 3, 2009
BEDB Agenda March 3, 2009
BEDC Quorum June 1, 2010
BID Board Member Compensation & Expenses March 3, 2009
BK School Board Memberships December 18, 2012
CBA Qualifications and Duties of the Superintendent September 21, 2010 & December 18, 2012
CBI Evaluation of Superintendent September 21, 2010
CM School District Annual Report June 1, 2010
DBC Budget Planning, Preparation & Schedules December 18, 2012
DBC-R Regulation to Budget Planning, Preparation & Schedules GB Approval Not Required
DBF Budget Hearing and Review/Adoption Process December 18, 2012
DGD Credit Cards November 18, 2008 & December 18, 2012
DGD-E Exhibit to Credit Cards GB Approval Not Required
DIC Financial Reports & Statements December 18, 2012
DIE Audits/Financial Monitoring May 5, 2009
DID  Inventories May 5, 2009
DJE  Bidding/Purchasing Procedures May 5, 2009 & June 1, 2010 & December 18, 2012
DJG Vendor/Contractor Relations December 8, 2009
DKB Salary Deductions June 1, 2010
DN School Properties Disposition May 5, 2009 & December 18, 2012
EEAA Walkers & Riders March 3, 2009
EBBB Accident Reports June 1, 2010
GB General Personnel Policies December 18, 2012
GBECA NonMedical Use or Abuse of Drugs or Alcohol December 18, 2012
GBGC-R   Employee Assistance GB Approval Not Required
GBGD  Workers Compensation November 10, 2009
GBI Staff Participation in Political Activities November 10, 2009
GCBA Compensation, Corrections & Adjustments June 1, 2010
GCC Professional Support Staff Leaves of Absence October 9, 2012
GCCC Professional/Support Staff Leaves of Absence Without Pay November 10, 2009
GCCD Professional/Support Staff Military/Legal Leave December 18, 2012
GCF Professional Staff Hiring September 21, 2010
GCCC-EA Certification of Health Care Provider GB Approval Not Required
GCCC-EB Employers Response to Employee Request for FMLA GB Approval Not Required
GCCC-EC Your Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 GB Approval Not Required
GCCC-ED Military Family Leave GB Approval Not Required
GCCC-EE Fact Sheet No. 28 The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 GB Approval Not Required
GCK Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers December 18, 2012
GCO Evaluation of Professional Staff Members March 23, 2010 & 
September 21, 2010, December 18, 2012 and August 13, 2013
GCO-RA Regulation GB Approval Not Required
GCQF Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of Professional Staff Members September 21, 2010
GCK Professional Staff Transfers & Assignments August 13, 2013
GDF Support Staff Hiring November 10, 2009
IC Instructional Program June 16, 2009
IHAA-R Regulation to English Instruction GB Approval Not Required
IHA-E Exhibit to Basic Instructional Program GB Approval Not Required
IHBF  Homebound Instruction June 16, 2009
IHBHD Online/Concurrent Correspondence Courses April 16, 2013
IJL-R Regulation to Library Materials Section GB Approval Not Required
IJNDB-R Use of Technology Resources in Instruction GB Approval Not Required
IKA Grading/Assessment Systems June 1, 2010 and April 16, 2013
IKD Honor Rolls April 16, 2013
IKE-R Promotion and Retention of Students GB Approval Not Required
IKF  Graduation Requirements March 2, 2010
IL  Evaluation of Instructional Programs June 16, 2009
IMG Animals in Schools October 9, 2012
JC School Attendance Areas June 16, 2009
JC-R Regulation to School Attendance Areas GB Approval Not Required
JEB Entrance Age Requirements May 5, 2009
JFAA Admission of Resident Students May 5, 2009
JFABD-EB Exhibit to Admission of Homeless Students GB Approval Not Required
JFABC Admission of Transfer Students May 5, 2009
JFABD Admission of Homeless Students June 16, 2009
JFBA Unsafe School Choice June 16, 2009
JFBA-E Exhibit to Unsafe School Choice GB Approval Not Required
JFABD-EA Exhibit to Admission of Homeless Students GB Approval Not Required
JFB Open Enrollment March 23, 2010, August 9, 2011 & June 25, 2013
JG Assignment of Students to Classes and Grade Levels June 16, 2009
JH-R Regulation to Student Absences & Excuses GB Approval Not Required
JICK Student Violence/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying November 15, 2011
JII  Students Concerns, Complaints & Grievances June 16, 2009
JII-R & E Regulation and Exhibits to Student Concerns, Complaints & Grievances GB Approval Not Required
JLCB  Immunizations of Students   June 16, 2009
JLCB R & E Regulation & Exhibits to Immunizations of Students GB Approval Not Required
JLIF Sex Offender Notification June 16, 2009
JLIF R & E Regulation & Exhibits to Sex Offender Notification GB Approval Not Required
JQ Student Fees, Fines & Charges June 16, 2009
JQ-R  Regulation to Student Fees, Fines & Charges GB Approval Not Required
JLCC Communicable/Infectious Diseases June 16, 2009
JRE Student Biometric Information May 5, 2009
KCD-R Public Gifts/Donations to Schools GB Approval Not Required
KDB-R Regulation to Public's Right to Know - Freedom of Information GB Approval Not Required
KEB-E Public Concerns/Complaints about Personnel GB Approval Not Required
KHB Advertising in Schools September 20, 2011
KHC Distribution/Posting of Promotional Materials September 21, 2010
KHC-R Regulation to Distribution/Posting of Promotional Materials GB Approval Not Required
LBD Relations with Other Schools June 1, 2010
LC Relations with Education Research Agencies June 1, 2010




Web Guidelines

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The Scottsdale Unified School District supports the use of the District’s web pages by faculty and staff to publish information concerning school or District operations that may be of interest to students, parents, and/or the general public.

Such use shall comply with the laws of the United States, the State of Arizona, and the District’s Technology Use and Privacy Guidelines. This requirement also applies to all direct links to other pages (regardless of whether they are sponsored by the District). See Acceptable Use Policy

District sponsored web pages (including all school pages) are the property of the District.
Accordingly, all content must be consistent with the District’s mission, and must adhere to high moral, ethical, and professional standards. 
Under no circumstances may District sponsored web pages be used to transmit, receive, or store any information that is discriminatory, harassing, defamatory, or verbally abusive. 
District sponsored web pages may not be used to engage in any activity constituting or promoting a criminal offense, or potentially giving rise to civil liability, or otherwise violating any law, regulation, or District policy. 
District sponsored web pages may not be used for the purpose of influencing the outcome of any election. 
No individuals shall post any copyrighted material on any District sponsored web page unless the individual owns the intellectual property rights to that material, or secures from the copyright holder, in advance of publication, specific written permission for such distribution. 
Text, photographs and graphics appearing on the pages of the District’s web site are copyrighted by the District and should not be altered or reproduced without written permission.

The Webmaster is responsible for the overall management of the District’s web pages and for the presentation of a consistent top layer design.

Each school, department, or teacher posting a District sponsored web page is responsible for the content of the page and must ensure that all information is current, accurate, and presented in a professional manner that reflects positively on the District. As such, there should be no spelling or grammatical errors. To ensure compliance with these standards, each school or department must appoint a Web Author to conduct a review of its web page(s) and all teacher web pages at least once a semester. In addition, no content may be posted to any school, department, or teacher web page without the approval of the Web Author.

Additionally, each school or department shall identify a person who will be responsible for maintaining the school’s or department’s web page(s), and each District web page must contain contact information for that person. This may or may not be the Web Author.

PTO websites must be hosted independently.


Teacher pages should relate to job description and responsibilities and should be supportive of the mission and goals of the District. All teacher pages are subject to review and revision by school Principals and/or the District Administration.

The views and opinions expressed by teachers on web pages not sponsored by the District are strictly those of the page authors, and comments on the contents of those pages should be directed to the page author. Notwithstanding this disclaimer, any web page used to conduct SUSD business must conform to the standards set forth in these Guidelines.


Any Web page that violates any of these guidelines will be removed. The violator shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination (or in the case of a student, expulsion).

How can the Legal Department Serve You?

Michelle G. Marshall, General Counsel
Louise Quezada, Paralegal



Michelle G. Marshall
General Counsel


Louise Quezada
Paralegal 480-484-6181
Flyer Hotline 480-484-6180

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